Christmas is still a good month away, but Honda ’s already in a giving mood. As part of their participation in the British Touring Car Championship, the Japanese automaker raffled off a one-off Honda Civic Type R Mugen Concept. This is the very same concept that Honda showed a year ago before the car was green-lighted for a limited production of 20 units, and at present costs about £60,000, or a shade under $100,000.
The lucky winner, a man named Jim Morgan from Manchester, England, was picked from over 24,000 entries. Not only did he receive the one-off concept car, but he was also afforded the added treat of meeting Honda’s BTCC racers Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden and given a tour of the MUGEN facility in Northampton. Quite a haul for a lucky winner, huh?
Obviously, Mr. Morgan was beyond thrilled with his good fortune of winning the concept racer. "I still can’t quite believe I’ve won this unbelievable concept car," he said
"To meet Matt and Gordon, rocket around Silverstone in a Type R, and talk to the guys who built my car was incredible! Seeing how the Type R MUGEN was built really gives you a feel for how special it is. The guys at MUGEN have put everything they’ve got into this car."
We know how it feels, Mr. Morgan. We once won a month’s worth of Krispy Kreme doughnuts at a raffle. Yeah, free donuts for one month. It wasn’t a car, but it sure tasted good.
gallery: Honda Civic Type R Euro by Mugen